Gingrich vs. Romney — next round

Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich has managed an extraordinary political victory in the South Carolina primaries, surging to a victory in a state where just a week ago it looked like former Mass. Gov. Mitt Romney would win. The exit … Continue reading»

Romney loses South Carolina to Newt Gingrich

COLUMBIA, South Carolina — Moments after the South Carolina primary was called for former U.S. House Speaker Newt Gingrich, Mitt Romney’s supporters gathered for they had hoped would be a victory party started chanting, “Florida, here we come.” Saturday’s election … Continue reading»

Romney aides serve explanations with heavy topspin

Lisa Riley Roche covered one Romney surrogate, South Carolina State Treasurer Curtis Loftis, spinning the now inevitable SC loss here. And over here we have McKay Coppins at Buzzfeed with a senior Romney aide who wants to be anonymous saying,  … Continue reading»

Romney backer downplays predicted loss

COLUMBIA, South Carolina — Shortly before the polls closed Saturday night, Mitt Romney’s South Carolina campaign chairman was downplaying a predicted loss for his candidate. “South Carolina is as red a state as you’ll find. It’s difficult for a New … Continue reading»

COLUMBIA, South Carolina — There’s wine and beer for sale in the press filing room at Mitt Romney’s Election Night party on the state fairgrounds, but most reporters were too busy finding a space to work to make a purchase. … Continue reading»

CBS exit polls: Two-thirds say S.C. debates mattered

Nearly two out of three South Carolina Republican primary voters say the recent Republican presidential debates played an important factor in their decision, according to early CBS News exit polls – a good sign for Newt Gingrich, who was widely … Continue reading»